Saturday, November 05, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

office workers
The publishing industry needs to improve the diversity of its staff and open itself up to writers of all backgrounds if it is to increase the range of its output, publishers have told The Bookseller.
e-book and print
Trade publishers’ digital revenues have fallen by 19% in the first six months of the year, but print sales are holding strong, new figures from the Publishers Association have revealed.
Cressida Cowell
Author and illustrator Cressida Cowell is looking to ancient Britain for inspiration for her new three-book children’s series, with the first, as-yet-untitled book due for release in the UK and the US in the autumn of 2017.
Sharjah Book Fair
UK and European publishers attending the Sharjah International Book Fair have said the event has brought new business and new opportunities for them and their writers. But it is important to think long-term in the market, some say.
Bruce Springsteen
Books by Bruce Springsteen and Amy Schumer have helped Simon & Schuster to an 11% year-on-year increase in its third quarter revenue to $226m (£181m).
Rhiannon Navin
Mantle has pre-empted a debut novel with an “unforgettable child narrator” in a “good six-figure deal”.

Juliet Mabey
Oneworld co-founder Juliet Mabey on the lessons the indie list has learned in its 30 years, and its commitment to diversity.
Ladybird Book of Boxing Day
Penguin Random House is to release the 20th title in the Ladybird Books for Grown Ups series: The Ladybird Book of Boxing Day.
Del Rey
Ebury imprint Del Rey has acquired The One, an "original and modern take on a psychological thriller" by John Marrs.
The Snowman and The Snowdog by Raymond Briggs
Clothing brand Barbour is basing its Christmas campaign on Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman and The Snowdog, in a collaboration with Penguin Ventures.
Daniel Hannan
Head of Zeus is to publish the next book on Brexit from MEP Daniel Hannan, What Next.
The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
Campaigns for Richard Dawkins, Max Porter and Chris Packham are among the winners of the Book Marketing Society awards for the May-August 2016 season.

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